Susan brings to CNSNews.com a strong background in broadcast writing and editing. She joined CNSNews.com in April 1999, after working for 18 years as a television producer and news-writer in the Washington, D.C., Denver, and Greensboro, N.C., television markets. Susan holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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May 13, 2015, 7:25 AM EDT
President Barack Obama told a gathering at Georgetown University on Tuesday that the problem isn't racial segregation, it's wealth segregation, manifested by "elites" who "are able to live together, away from folks who are not as wealthy."  "Kids start going to private schools," he said. Just as he did -- and his own do.
May 12, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT
The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.
May 12, 2015, 7:50 AM EDT
Democrats want President Obama to issue an executive order requiring federal agencies and federal contractors to "ban the box" on job applications -- the box asking if the applicant has ever been convicted.
May 11, 2015, 11:22 AM EDT
The FBI, citing preliminary statistics, says 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014, an 89 percent increase from the 27 officers feloniously killed in 2013. 
May 11, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
"I had my share of bumps along the way," First Lady Michelle Obama told a predominantly African-American audience at Tuskegee University on Saturday. Her commencement address was all about racism, although she never used that word.
May 11, 2015, 6:09 AM EDT
"But we need to get the message out, and that’s not necessarily a government objective, a government mission. It has to come from within the community. It has to come from Islamic leaders, who, frankly can talk the language better than the federal government can."
May 11, 2015, 4:50 AM EDT
"In fact, within the Department of Homeland Security, more money, in fact, millions of dollars, are dedicated to climate change rather than combating what I consider to be one of the biggest threats to the homeland, and that's the violent extremists radicalizing Islamist terrorists," Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on Sunday.
May 8, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT
 Kaine expressed "grave concern" that U.S. "war against ISIL" was never authorized by Congress. "Today is the end of the ninth month of an undeclared, unauthorized war -- and I think Congress needs to take that up," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.
May 8, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Thursday that "combat training has begun for a company-sized group" of Syrians -- "about 90," he said.
May 7, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT
President Obama believes that ISIS/ISIL can't be defeated until Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is removed from power, but Russia and Iran are the ones that must convince Assad to leave, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said.
May 7, 2015, 8:39 AM EDT
"What is happening in Syria is a terrible humanitarian tragedy," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told Congress on Wednesday. But setting up a humanitarian safe zone in the region for hundreds of thousands of displaced people would require "a major combat mission" by the United States.
May 6, 2015, 11:26 AM EDT
Dartmouth College, spurred by the 40th anniversary of admitting women to the school, plans to boost the number of artworks on campus created by women.
May 6, 2015, 10:43 AM EDT
The University of Rhode Island says it is the first higher-education institution in the country to design and build a free-standing Gender and Sexuality Center. The 4,300-square-foot building cost $2.1 million.
May 6, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT
Marking Cinco de Mayo at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama made another pitch for immigration reform; hailed his unilateral action as "within my legal authority"; and quoted President Franklin Roosevelt's remark about Americans being descended from "immigrants and revolutionists."
May 6, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT
White House spokesman Josh Earnest had no problem calling Sunday's shooting in Texas an "attempted terrorist attack," but he would not agree that the Islamic State is responsible for it.
May 5, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT
Sixteen month ago, Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to a high school in inner-city Baltimore to talk about "the need to rethink and redesign school discipline practices." He said too many schools resort to suspensions and expulsions, even for minor misbehavior.
May 5, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT
At an event in New York City on Monday, President Obama said "reforming our schools for all of our kids" was one of his accomplishments. He also described "public-education institutions" as "pathways for success."
May 4, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a tour of the looted Mondawmin Mall on Sunday, calling it a "great day" and thanking "all of the vendors who are here," including a company called General Growth.
May 4, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT
Under Obamacare, more people may be insured, but that isn't helping them much, House Speaker John Boehner told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
May 4, 2015, 7:22 AM EDT
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) says Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake "recognized there were some issues" with the Baltimore Police Department "long before" Freddie Gray died of injuries he apparently suffered while in police custody.